CIO Briefing

Thousands of Federal Employees Have Contracted COVID-19

Many more are quarantined due to possible exposure as employees are on the frontlines fighting the coronavirus and providing essential services.

Emerging Tech

If Space Startups Fail, the Pentagon’s Going to Need Some New Plans

The coronavirus is threatening young space companies — and the military’s plans to rely on them.

Sponsor Content

Stellar AI: An Astrophysicist's Guide to Getting Started

Of the 7.5 billion people on Earth, fewer than 600 have ever blasted through the atmosphere to make it into outer space and only a dozen set foot on the moon. Yet, through the study of astrophysics, we can calculate with certainty which elements make up the planets and the stars.

Cybersecurity

Defense Contractor Cybersecurity Certifiers Launching ‘National Conversation’ Webinars 

The accreditation body shared timelines for working groups that will shape key features of its program.

CIO Briefing

Justice, HHS Redistribute More than 500,000 Pieces of Protective Gear Seized from Hoarder

Emergency medical supplies peddled by price gougers were redistributed to front line medical personnel in New York and New Jersey.

CIO Briefing

House Lawmakers Accuse GSA of Breaching Ban on Implementing OPM Merger

Oversight panel leaders say newly uncovered emails confirm that the General Services Administration’s pending revocation of the Office of Personnel Management’s building operation authority is part of the plan to abolish the HR agency.

IT Modernization

COVID Response Delays Awards for GSA’s E-Commerce Platform Pilots

The online purchasing platforms were meant to be awarded and rolled out before the end of the year. But getting agencies equipped with teleworking tech has taken priority.

Ideas

COVID-19 Should Prompt Enterprises to Move Quickly to Zero Trust 

While implementing zero trust architecture during this period of coronavirus-caused disruption is unlikely, agency leaders can take some steps to build some of the foundational capabilities necessary.

Emerging Tech

Argonne Taps Supercomputing Network to Study How Coronavirus Spreads 

The national laboratory enlisted collaborators to help unleash a range of efforts in the fight against COVID-19.

Sponsor Content

Beyond the Red Tape: Conversations with Federal IT Buyers on IT As-A-Service

To understand how the federal government is rethinking its approach to acquiring IT, GBC interviewed senior technology personnel and acquisition officials about their buying journey and early forays into as-a-service procurement.

Ideas

Society's Dependence on the Internet: 5 Cyber Issues the Coronavirus Lays Bare

These include the constantly morphing spread of disinformation.

CIO Briefing

Space Agency Launches ‘NASA at Home’ to Engage Those in Coronavirus Confinement

Resources include do-it-yourself activities, live virtual chats with astronauts and officials, formal lesson plans, an augmented reality app and more.

Cybersecurity

Infosec Reviews Not Good for Small Business Administration, Veterans Affairs Department

Audits note poor posture and highlight weaknesses related to remote work and contractor oversight.

Data

How Census Is Building a Citizenship Database Covering Everyone Living in the U.S.

By March 2021, the bureau plans to release anonymized statistics while keeping the raw data on individuals' citizenship status confidential.

Emerging Tech

Team Builds Ventilators from $300 Worth of Parts

Faculty and students at Rice University gathered to see how quickly they could develop a more robust prototype built primarily of 3D-printed and laser-cut parts.

Ideas

4 Tips to Protect Your Sleep in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Almost everyone has had their normal routine is upset in one way or another by COVID-19, and their sleeping pattern may be compromised, too.

Cybersecurity

Survey: Organizations Find Software Containers ‘Most Challenging’ IT Component

The popularity of software containers grows even though some organizations aren’t sure they can secure them.

Ideas

Taking Risk Out of the System

A view on cybersecurity coordination from across the pond.